WWE Hall of Famer Ted DiBiase has not held back on his thoughts about The Ultimate Warrior, calling the former WWE Champion “a selfish SOB.”
The Ultimate Warrior captured fans’ imaginations in the late eighties and early nineties as his frenetic pace and bright face paint catapulted him to the top of WWE. Warrior became the first man to defeat Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania when he captured the WWE Title from The Hulkster in 1990.
However, The Ultimate Warrior’s legacy is tarnished somewhat by his off-screen decisions and personality. Warrior was suspended in 1991 for threatening to stay home as he renegotiated his contract with WWE, eventually returning and seeing out the remainder of his deal which ended in late 1992.
He returned to the company in 1996 for an ill-fated spell which ended in him being fired for missing several live events he had been advertised for.
Speaking on The Snake Pit, Ted DiBiase discussed the admiration many wrestling fans have for both Hulk Hogan and The Ultimate Warrior and thinks neither of them could really work inside the ring:
“I don’t know why they talk about Hogan and Warrior, neither one of them could really work. [Hogan] can work his gimmick, he knew what his gimmick was and he could work it very well. And again, he’s not the kinda guy that should be doing arm drags and takeovers and that kind of stuff that Jake and I do.”
As for The Ultimate Warrior, however, DiBiase was a lot less forgiving, noting that Warrior didn’t care about his opponent’s safety in the ring:
“He was a selfish SOB who didn’t care about anybody but himself.
“Always try to protect your opponent and if he’s trying to do the same thing it’s going to work out. Warrior didn’t give a crap about anybody and he didn’t care if he hurt you.”
Hulk Hogan recently had his say on modern wrestlers that got people talking as he noted that many of today’s stars look like they should be “bagging groceries.”